Oliver Dunnett


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As a cultural, historical and political geographer, my research interests focus on the ways in which cultures of outer space, science and technology are connected to questions of place, landscape and identity in a variety of local, regional and national contexts. I have explored these ideas through research on the British Interplanetary Society, as part of a wider research project that explores cultures of outer space in Britain from the late nineteenth century to the present day. I have further developed these themes in 'geographies of outer space' to examine topics including the moral geographies of light pollution in Britain, the ethics of space exploration in the writings of C S Lewis and the geopolitics of outer space in the works of Arthur C Clarke. I have concurrent research interests in literary geographies, critical geopolitics and the geographies of popular culture, particularly the medium of comics and the genre of science fiction.


BA(hons) Geography, University of Nottingham, 2004
MA Landscape and Culture, University of Nottingham, 2005
PhD Geography, University of Nottingham, 2011
PGCert Higher Education, St. Mary’s University College, 2013


GGY1011 Human Geographies of the Modern World
GGY2054 Cultural and Political Geography
GGY2057 International Fieldwork
GGY3075 Geographies of Outer Space



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